Monday, November 20, 2006

More sketchbook pages.

Here are a couple more sketchbook images. I am waiting for the IT guys to hook up my new super Mac so I can start working with the 17" Cintiq monitor/tablet that's sitting under my desk. Can't wait to play with it.

Friday, November 17, 2006

A sure cure for sketchbook-itis


If you jump in the wayback machine and sroll to one of the first postings on this blog you will see my diatribe against sketchbooks. I hated them. I just couldn't get myself to use one. It was a complete mental block on my part.

But oh how times have changed. I bought myself a sketchbook to see if I could break my spirit and use one of the damn things. It was tough going at first. The initial drawings were obviously forced. I kept falling back to doodling on loose pieces of paper during computer renderis or while I was on the phone. But soon I found myself using the sketchbook, And lo and behold....LOOK MA!! I'M A SKETCHIN' IN A BOOK!!!!

So I filled that first book and I am onto a second one. A thicker one....and the drawings just keep on comin'!!

Birthday card for my lovely wife.

Drew Mesmero with a Staedler Graphic 3000 penbrush, scanned it and whipped the rest up with Photshop and Illustrator


Finally found my password/login info so I can update my vwery old blog.

The pic bove was done for t-shits worn by Cancer care Manitoba's dragon boat team.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Grin and Bear It
Here are a few sketches I just did for a series of spots for Cancer Care Manitoba. The bear is being modeled and animated in 3D by our CGI wizards and comped into live action scenes that I directed a few weeks ago. As Fall was quickly changing the leaves, we had to shoot all the outdoor plates for 3 spots, 1 that airs this Fall and 2 that will air next Spring/Summer. There is nothing like the the rush of power that yelling "ACTION" and "CUT" can bring to you! NOTHING I TELL YOU!!!!!!

Once the first spot is done I will see if I can't post some stills out of it.

We spent part of last night in a local recording studio do some voice tests for the cowboy in my previous entry. The last voice that the talented Sean Rickner did was the best. How did we know, you as? Because though we had heard the same dialogue over and over in different vocal variations this last one still made us laugh outloud. Hopefully the client in L.A. agrees.

If so, we will be back in the studio tomorrow night recording the whole script. And then the animators will really be off to the races.

Monday, October 03, 2005

HOKEY SMOKERS! I have been sooooo busy lately haven't had a chance to keep up the blog. Here are a couple of sketches from a job I am doing right now at work. Can't say too much about it but once it's got an airdate I will letcha know.


Friday, August 19, 2005

Here are a couple more pages from my paste up/sketchbook. I really gotta start drawing more than just heads. And guy's heads at that. Yeesh!

Monday, July 25, 2005

I was invited to attend the wedding of a girl I babysat about a billion years ago. I wanted to do a special card to honor the occasion and this is the cartoon I came up with to accompany my approporiately witty text.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

A few more pages from my sketchbook.

Here is a rather unconventional wedding invitation I created for a guy I work with. We shot separate images of him and his bride-to-be and them composited them together. I also wrote the text and a lot of people got a kick out of the words "virgin bride."